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The Japanese art of formal flower arrangement with special regard shown to balance, harmony, and form.
[Japanese : ikeru, to arrange + hana, flower.]
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(Crafts) the Japanese decorative art of flower arrangement
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i•ke•ba•na(ˌɪk əˈbɑ nə, ˈi keɪ-)
the Japanese art of arranging flowers.
[1900–05; < Japanese, =ike(y) to make live, causative of ik- live + -bana, comb. form of hana flower]
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the Japanese art of flower arrangement, especially for the home.See also: Flowers
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A Japanese word used for the art of flower arranging.
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